The term Renaissance is most commonly associated with the movement in culture, art and trade which originated in Florence during the late Middle Ages. However, a manor house in Lincolnshire has an important tale to tell about the role the county played in the less well known, Northern Renaissance, which has relevance for us today.
Caroline Bingham visited artist, James Gillick’s studio in Louth to see where he creates his strong, simple and beautifully crafted paintings.
Incredibly, the recent discovery of what appears to be the only full body portrait of Vincent van Gogh in existence, drawn by artist Jeanne Donnadieu and entitled ‘L’Incompris’ (The Misunderstood) has managed to find its way into the Usher Gallery, Lincoln.
Sandra Smith almost found the tables turned when she interviewed Colin Dexter, about his childhood in Stamford, teaching and how he stumbled into writing.